Journal article

Support for and Reported Compliance Among Smokers With Smoke-Free Policies in Air-Conditioned Hospitality Venues in Malaysia and Thailand: Findings From the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Survey

Hua-Hie Yong, Kin Foong, Ron Borland, Maizurah Omar, Stephen Hamann, Buppha Sirirassamee, Geoffrey T Fong, Omid Fotuhi, Andrew Hyland

Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

This study examined support for and reported compliance with smoke-free policy in air-conditioned restaurants and other similar places among adult smokers in Malaysia and Thailand. Baseline data (early 2005) from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Survey (ITC-SEA), conducted face-to-face in Malaysia and Thailand (n = 4005), were used. Among those attending venues, reported total smoking bans in indoor air-conditioned places such as restaurants, coffee shops, and karaoke lounges were 40% and 57% in Malaysia and Thailand, respectively. Support for a total ban in air-conditioned venues was high and similar for both countries (82% Malaysian and 90% Thai smokers who believed there w..

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Awarded by Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center


Awarded by National Cancer Institute of the United States


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

The ITC-SEA Project is supported by grants P50 CA111236 (Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center) and R01 CA100362 from the National Cancer Institute of the United States, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (79551), Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation, and the Malaysian Ministry of Health. We would also like to acknowledge the other members of the ITC Project team.